Y-Blog

Posted: 3/6/2018 9:36:49 PM by Dean Elkins
Topics: consumer products, Controls, Handling, packaging, Palletizing

Gone are the days of deploying robots for the sole purpose of dealing with hot, heavy and hazardous applications. From beginning to end, robots are now being used to perform primary, secondary and tertiary applications in the Food and Consumer Goods segment. While this uptick in robotic automation usage for material handling is greatly due to the availability of high-quality, affordable robots that offer increased reliability, there is a paradigm shift in the way robot programming happens today that is impacting the market, creating a packaging programming revolution. Read More

Posted: 10/26/2017 6:15:06 PM by Jennifer Katchmar
Topics: Arc Welding, Handling, Machine Vision, Spot Welding, Trade Shows

Improve turnaround time. Respond to changing needs. Deliver consistent quality. Maintain low price points. These are your customers' demands.

At this year’s FABTECH, visit the Yaskawa booth (B17020) to learn about the technologies that can help ramp up your time to market, enable quick changeovers to handle a broader mix of product variations, and consistently create the highest quality parts.

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Posted: 7/6/2017 6:51:33 PM by Keith Vozel
Topics: Automotive, Handling, manufacturing, Mobile Robots, New Technologies

How do you improve throughput and productivity in an environment that is already operating lean? HIROTEC AMERICA asked the same question after spending three decades focused on the K2 philosophy of working towards continuous improvements (kaizen) and revolutionary changes in technology and process (kaikaku). Taking a deep look at their internal processes, they were able to pinpoint specific tasks within the plant that yielded inefficiencies. Read More

Posted: 3/9/2017 2:15:04 PM by Jennifer Katchmar
Topics: Arc Welding, Collaborative, Handling, Machine Vision, New Technologies, Trade Shows

There may be several paths to maintain and expand your business, but how do you know which is the right choice? And while you’re busy navigating the options, your competition may be approaching your customers with promises of better, cheaper and faster deliverables. Maybe now is the right time to consider automation. Read More

Posted: 2/16/2017 2:23:49 PM by Keith Vozel
Topics: Bin Picking, Handling, Machine Vision, Pick and Pack

Quickly grabbing and orienting a random part from a bin has never been an easy task for a robot. So it often falls to humans to find and process parts. Whether the piece is a plastic handle for a tote or a part for a car or computer, the process is similar. While machine designers have tried to automate a lot of this work, fickle lighting conditions in factories and parts of varying shapes can pose a problem just thorny enough to stump most robots Read More
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